An artist reception is planned for Susan Street, the Benicia Plein Air Gallery’s featured artist for the month of January. Susan will present her new show to family, friends and members of the public, January 13, 3-5pm.
Titled Glorious New Mexico, Susan has installed a show of her impressionistic and emotional treatise of Cochiti Lake, New Mexico, visited in late in 2017. “I have visited good friends in Cochiti Lake Pueblo many times. Until this last visit, I found the desert uninteresting, almost hostile. The rains had provided clear, unlimited vistas of purples, reds and yellows, and the effect was breathtaking. I appreciated every vista, walked for miles and took hundreds of photographs. The show reflects that joy of discovery, the feeling of being slightly out of my comfort zone, and how this California girl has come full circle in appreciating the desert.”
It was the first time Susan felt really connected to that part of the U.S. The light, the storms, the rocks and the desert all shine in her treatment of a land that many of us never see.
All are welcome to come meet Susan and enjoy good food, conversation and a new take on Cochiti Lake, New Mexico. The show runs January 2-31.